Using my Silkie as an incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenphile, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. chickenphile

    chickenphile Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jun 8, 2008
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    I am thinking of getting some Silkie eggs for my Buff beauty (Freedom) to set on. She is currently with my black Silkie rooster(Vader) but has not laid yet. Will she automatically go broody if I put some eggs in there? I have read that silkies are great incubators. Will she get the idea and lay some of her own eggs also?

    thanks
    Chris
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Has she ever laid eggs? How old is she?

    If she is only a couple months old and has never been broody, I wouldnt chance it, unless you have an incubator.
     
  3. chickenphile

    chickenphile Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She has laid and hatched some babies before. Just not yet for me. Was just wondering if they can be made to go broody or not.

    Chris
     
  4. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    Well if she has hatch out chicks before then yea she just might go broody but i would have a ready to use incubator on stand by just in case
     

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